General Electric U33B

Quantity Built: 137

12/66 to 3/1975

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- Info Supplied by : John Komanesky
Original owner Road Numbers Qty. Bldr Numbers Order/Batch Nos. Bldr Dates
New York Central 2858-2859 2 36397-36398 1575 9/67
Penn Central 2890-2915 26 36868-36893 1403 11/68
2916-2925 10 36939-36948 1411 12/68
2926-2935 10 36929-36938 1411 11/68
2936-2955 20 36949-36968 1411 12/68
2956-2970 15 37396-37410 1456 5-6/70
Rock Island 190-199 10 37128-37137 1440 5/69
285-289 5 36969-36973 1431 1/69
290-299 10 36822-36831 1402 7-8/68
Seaboard Coast Line 1719-1723 5 36467-36471 1592 12/67
1724-1732 9 36472-36480 1592 1/68
1733, 1734 2 36482, 36483 1592 2/68
1735-1747 13 36837-36849 1405 10/68
Notes:

NYC 2858 & 2859 were delivered as U33Bs, but later downgraded to U30Bs.

Source of information: Extra 2200 South. Corretions providd by: John Whittingham.

Batch/order nos. provided by Dave Dallner

GE U33B

Technical Data

Drawings and Technical Data Supplied by: Jean-Denis Bachand
POWERTRAIN
Engine: General Electric FDL16 (4-cycle) @ 3300 hp Bore & Stroke: 9.0" x 10.5" RPM (Max. / Min.): 1050 / 650
Main Gen.: GTA-11AC Traction Motors: GE-752 (four) Tractive Force (starting): 70,000 lbs @ 25% Tractive Force (continuous): 64,000 lbs @ 10.7 mph
TRUCKS
Wheel Arrngmnt: B-B Wheel Dia: 40" Turning Radius (min): 39 degrees Wheelbase: 9'-04"
M/U Capability: yes Dyn. Braking: yes Loco Wgt: 219,000 lbs. Speed: 70 mph / Gear Ratio: 74:18
SPECIFICATIONS / DIMENSIONS
Total Length: 60'-02" Locomotive Wheel Base: 45'-06" Engine Hood Height: 15'-04" Cab Heighth: 14'-09"
Cab Width: 9'-11" Top of Walkway: 5'-07.6" Length over handrails: 10'-03.5" Distance between Truck Centers: 36'-02"
M/U Capability: Yes Dynamic Braking: Yes Loco Wgt: 254,800 lbs. Speed: 70 mph / Gear Ratio: 74:18
T/M Blower (2): Mechanically driven Auxillary Generator: GY27 Air Comp.: Westinghouse 3CDC Air Brake: Westinghouse 26NL
CAPACITIES

Fuel Oil: 1700 gal. or 2900 gal.

Lub Oil: 300 gal.

Cooling Water: 385 gal.

Sand: 60 cubic feet

NOTES & CREDITS
* Height Dimensions are from top of railhead.

Reference Sources:

  • U-Boat by Greg Mcdonnell
  • GE Advanced Generation, 1989, by James W. Kerr
  • GE Locomotives, volumes 1 & 2, 1981, by James W. Kerr
  • Car & Locomotive Cyclopedia, 1984, by Simmons & Boardman
  • The Modern Locomotive Handbook, 1979, Railway Fuel & Operating Officers Assn.
  • Diesel & Electric Locomotive Specifications, 1981, by F. K. Hudson.
  • GE U33B Technical Manual, 1968

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